Asbury Park Engagement Photos
Asbury Park Engagement Photos
Shannon and Steven :: Engaged
I cannot get enough of these adorable Asbury Park engagement photos! Okay, maybe I am biased but Shannon and Steven’s session was adorable and I adore their love for each other. We had a great time (despite some wind and a little chill) walking the boardwalk, checking out the old casino and walking the beach! These two were up for anything and I’m so happy they’re a part of the JKP couples for 2018! Oh and can we just talk about Shannons amazing curls and her gorgeous makeup? Steve, you clean up well, too! 😛
Read below to learn more about Shannon and Steven’s love story!
Vendors to credit:
Hair: Shannon! // Makeup: Make Me Up Eva //
Bride’s outfit: Pants – Sam Edelman from Lord and Taylor, Boots – TOMS from Nordstrom, Shirt – Sam Edelman from Lord and Taylor, Jacket- Torrid //
Groom’s outfit: Jeans- Calvin Klein from Lord and Taylor, Shirt- Ted Baker London from Nordstrom Rack, Jacket- Selected Homme from Lord and Taylor
Steven says: “She’s my Eve and I am a hard working, worn Wall-E.” It’s Disney, it’s a masterpiece of art, it’s robots, it’s love you didn’t think you’d find; like Wall-E watching his old movie on Earth.
Shannon says: “I’m not a witch, I’m ya wife!” Princess Bride might be one of the only “love story” movies we can sit through time and time again.
Love at first sight without realizing you found your best friend at the same time.
We met when we were both about fifteen years old at a football game. The story changes depending on who you ask and it is always a constant he said she said. Steven will tell you that he saw her first as she walked in through the gate with an over-sized black sweatshirt on and black & purple Etnies sneakers. Shannon will tell you she spotted Steven as she walked in while he was laughing with his friends – in no way being able to see her first (I’m sure you can tell who’s typing this part). Both will tell you they spotted someone special. Long story short, Shannon wandered off to watch the game, a weird phenomenon the students didn’t actually do at a Friday night game, when she received a tap on the shoulder. Steven was standing there to her surprise and said through his braces, “You look like you need a hug”. As any 15 year old girl would do when that cute boy actually walked up to you, Shannon turned red, said “I’m OK!” and ran away.
Fifteen is young! Especially when you’re in different high schools. Steven and I became friends quickly, learning how much we had in common and quickly were talking whenever we had a spare moment. I think the most monumental discovery though was our love for the shore. His family had a home in Brick on the bay and mine had home in Lavalette on the bay and ocean. We were not sure how close this would put us during the summer months, but we knew we could make it work. It was well before we had out licenses so we traveled to each other by boat and jet ski. Really, these months were where we grew up together away from “home” (up in Somerset County; crazy enough living only 5 miles from each other back “home”). So Steven brought this full circle for our engagement.
He, my sister, and I headed down the shore one gloomy May weekend – our favorites times of year to get down there. Steven told me he would be getting up early to go fishing at the beach, so when he woke me up at sunrise to tell me he caught a huge fish, you can understand why I was a little… bothered. He said I had to get up and come down to the beach to see this thing, to which I said, “no way, bring it in the house!”. He said my sister was there guarding it, and I asked why she needed to be guarding it and what fishermen were trying to steal it. I got up and walked down to him mentioning he fibbed a little and that there was no fish, but he created a treasure hunt for our anniversary coming up. He cut these tick marks out of wood and painted them red, lined them all the way down the beach down to a big “X”, handed me a shovel, and said go find it! So I walked all the way down as my sister, Christie, took pictures with her new camera of the ocean and us walking down his map. It wasn’t until I dug up the treasure chest that I figured out what was going on. He helped me get the lock open and I read the beautiful paper Steven’s sister, Amy, had made for us written inside about Davy Jones and the Heart of Calypso. When I looked up, Steven was down on one knee.
Christie and Steven planned this for months and didn’t miss a single detail. Trying to pick the right weekend and then also coordinating our families to come to the house at the same time to surprise me yet again with brunch and champagne, it was amazing. It was more than I could have ever imagined. Then another surprise as he made us dinner reservations at a beautiful restaurant on the beach for that evening. It was a day I’ll never forget.
By far one of my most favorite photos from their session…. thats love right there!
Asbury Park engagement photos by New Jersey Wedding Photographer
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